Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30  — A total of 84 individuals were detained yesterday for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), with 45 of them caught indulging in pub or nightclub activities. 

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said of the 84 nabbed, 55 were issued compounds, 27 were placed under remand while two more were offered bail. 

Other violations include failing to prepare tools to register the entry and exit of customers (17 individuals), failing to wear face masks (10), operating beyond permitted business hours (2), operating without a valid business licence (1), activities that hampered physical distancing (7) and two arrests involving illegal immigrants, he said in a statement on the RMCO today. 

He said 61,303 inspections were conducted to monitor compliance of RMCO standard operating procedures (SOPs), involving 4,798 compliance teams which conducted checks on supermarkets, restaurants, traders and land, water and air transport terminals. 

Also, 62 roadblocks were mounted nationwide under Op Benteng yesterday, in which 28,309 vehicles were inspected to curb the entry of illegal immigrants, especially along rat trails, he said, adding that no arrests were made.

“The government will take stern action against those trying to enter the country illegally, and enforcement will be tightened along rat trails,” Ismail Sabri said. 

Meanwhile, from July 24 until yesterday, 20,190 individuals returned home from abroad, and all of them have been placed in 74 hotels as well as four public training institutes (ILA). 

Of those, 8,854 are undergoing compulsory quarantine, 56 individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment, while 11,280 have been discharged and allowed home. 

They had returned from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. 

Ismail Sabri said the police also conducted 418 home quarantine inspections yesterday, with all those involved complying with SOPs. 

He said SOP compliance checks carried out by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry saw 43 premises advised and 25 more issued warnings for non-compliance. 


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